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Letter to Parents 14 March 2016

Dear Parents,

As per the holiday schedule the school will close for Easter Holidays on Wednesday March 16th at 12 noon. It will re­open on Monday April 4th at 9.00a.m. It has been an extremely busy term with a wide range of events taking place.

Book Fair

The annual Book Fair took place last week and as always there was a high level of interest and support. The commission received, in the form of books, is a great help in restocking class and school libraries. Our thanks to Mrs. Cotterell who organised the event, the parent helpers, teachers and Special Needs Assistants who help to run the event and without whose assistance it would be impossible to operate the Book Fair.

National Tree Week

We were very fortunate to be chosen as one of the schools involved in tree planting in connection with National Tree Week. Boys were involved in tree planting in Kilbogget Park. A Rowan tree and an apple tree were also planted in the school grounds by Ms. Maria Bailey T.D., Mr. Brian Murphy of Murphy and Wood Garden Centre. We had a large contingent from An Taisce Dún Laoghaire Branch in attendance. All visitors were very impressed by the school garden and the various habitats contained within the school grounds. Well done and thank you to Annamaria, Petr, Mr. Geoghegan and all the boys in the Garden Club who had the place looking so well.

Sponsored Walk

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our annual Sponsored Walk. To date €4,756 has been collected. We would be grateful if any outstanding cards could be returned before the holidays. Payment can also be made on line.

The Three Little Pigs

Congratulations and well done to the boys in Ms. O’Hara’s class who staged an excellent production of The Tree Little Pigs recently. It was a most enjoyable performance. Thanks to Ms. O’Hara, Sandra, Mrs. Allen, Mr. Geoghegan and to Mr. Keith Kelly and Mrs. Lynette Kinsella for all their assistance. People attending the show were asked for a donation and this morning the boys presented a cheque for €900 to the Clinical Cancer Research Trust. Well done and thank you to everyone who supported this worthy cause.

Environment – The Musical

Congratulations to the boys in 3rd class who worked in conjunction with 3rd class pupils in the Girl’s School in staging a production of Environment The Musical. The show was staged twice in the Lexicon and staged a number of times in our hall and in the Girls’ hall. Thank you to Ms. Cruise, Mrs. Matthews, Annamaria for all their hard work in staging the musical which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who saw it. Our thanks to Dean Eaton, Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council and also to Mrs. de Barra, Mr. Geoghegan, Mrs. Behan and Mr. Clancy for their assistance.

Tidy School

Our application for this year’s Tidy School competition has been submitted. We have had great success with this competition over the years. As part of our application, a tidy up has been organised for Saturday 9th April at 11a.m. in conjunction with the Watson Killiney Residents’ Association. We would really appreciate any assistance you can provide on that date – even if it is only for a short while.

Trócaire Boxes

Trócaire Boxes will be collected on Thursday, April 7th . We will arrange to have them brought to school on the Tuesday and Wednesday beforehand.

As always we would appeal to parents to get their children to avoid the school/church areas during holiday times in the interest of their own safety. We thank everyone for their ongoing support for the school. We trust that everyone has a happy, safe and enjoyable Easter.

Yours sincerely,

Neil Cadogan
Principal